Thanksgiving is a powerful force that releases God to change your situations and circumstances. We are to give thanks in every situation we find ourselves. Thankfulness equals fruitfulness,

but ungratefulness hinders what God can do for you. Instead of worrying
about things, give God thanks.

  1. Don't fret or have anxiety (Philippians 4:6).
    1. Worry is a negative form of meditation.
    2. When you take your cares upon yourself rather than giving them to God, you crown yourself god of your life.
    3. Don't have anxiety about anything.
    4. Thanking God when you pray demonstrates that you trust Him in advance for the answer.
    5. Thanksgiving opens doors of opportunity for you.
    6. Anything that is in God's hands will be taken care of.
    7. Worry will hinder what God can do for you.

  2. Give thanks in every situation and circumstance
    (1 Thessalonians 5:14-18).
    1. Don't give thanks for everything, but give thanks in everything.
      1. While you are going through challenging times, thank God for what He has already done for you and reflect on His goodness.
    2. Thanksgiving will work as a force to rearrange things in your life.
    3. Don't allow pride, fear and anxiety to set in.
    4. Thank God first.
    5. The ten lepers were healed, but only one was made whole because he made a point to go back and thank Jesus for his healing
      (Luke 17:17-19).
      1. Thanksgiving caused what was missing to be restored in his life.

  3. Thanksgiving equals fruitfulness and thanklessness equals fruitlessness.
    1. When you are ungrateful, and refuse to acknowledge God, you align your life with the forces of darkness (Romans 1:18-32).
    2. No matter what you are going through, there is a way out. Begin to thank God.
    3. Until you give God thanks, nothing will multiply.
      1. Jesus was able to multiply loaves of bread and fish when He gave thanks to God (Matthew 15:36, 37).
    4. Give thanks with your lips (Hebrews 13:15).
    5. Refuse to murmur and complain.
      1. God is displeased with murmuring and complaining
        (Numbers 11:1).
      2. Train yourself to walk in thanksgiving and use it as a force to change your life.

Scripture References:

  • Philippians 4:6
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18
  • Luke 17:17-19
  • Romans 1:18-32
  • Hebrews 13:15
  • Numbers 11:1
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church